Mutual Vulnerability and Risk Reduction in South Asia

Hannah Haegeland The current state of affairs in Kashmir and resulting heightening of India-Pakistan tensions provide daily examples of escalation risks. Since 1998, the low-probability, high-cost risk of escalation across...

The Rafale Factor and Options for the PAF

Air Cdre Jamal Hussain (Retd) The setback suffered by the IAF at the hands of its arch-rival the PAF on 27 February 2019, has led to serious introspection by the...
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The Militant Landscape, Tactics & Pakistan’s War on Terror

Amira Jadoon Pakistan may have joined the U.S. war on terror under pressure, but today it is imperative that the country takes complete ownership of its fight against domestic terrorism....
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Terrorist Safe Havens in Afghanistan Threaten Pakistan

  Rahimullah Yusufzai Jamatul Ahrar and TTP operating against Pakistan from their bases in Afghanistan. There has been enough evidence of the transnational composition of militant groups operating in different parts of...
Harm

Afghanistan’s Election Could Do More Harm Than Good

Rupert Stone Afghans went to the polls on September 28 to vote in their country’s fourth presidential election since 2001. The election, which had been delayed twice already, may not...

India’s Strategic Paralysis & Counterforce Temptations

Rabia Akhtar India’s counterforce capabilities and deterrence equilibrium in South Asia is a subject which continues to agitate minds of strategic thinkers in the region and around the world. One...
Brinksmanship

Book Review | India’s Surgical Strike Stratagem: Brinkmanship and Response

Author:Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal ISBN: 978-969-23370-0-7 Ahmed Saeed Minhas The book, ‘India’s Surgical Strike’s Stratagem: Brinkmanship and Response’ has been authored by one of Pakistan’s ace nuclear South Asia scholars, Zafar Nawaz...
Book Review

Book Review | REIMAGINING PAKISTAN: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State

  Author: Husain Haqqani ISBN:978-9352777693 Publisher: HarperCollins India, 2018 Saeed Afridi The premise of Husain Haqqani’s latest book “Re-imagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State” is that Pakistan is an ill-defined, inexactly contrived, economically unviable...
Blind Eye

Book Review | The Blind Eye: U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy Towards Pakistan From Ford to...

Author : Rabia Akhtar ISBN:978-969-7813-01-8 Publisher: University of Lahore Press, 2018 Syed Rifaat Hussain Both as a dominant global power and as a leader of the Western world, United States has been among...

Making Sense of TTP’s Terrorism in Pakistan

Shahzad Akhtar Pakistan has been faced with the threat of terrorism for more than a decade. While violence has decreased in recent years, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its affiliated...

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Pakistan, Lawfare, and the Fight for Kashmir

Hassan Aslam Shad Media was rife with reports last week about the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopting a Pakistan-sponsored resolution on the peoples’ right...

Of Internal Reforms and External Connectivity:Strengthening Economic Security in Pakistan.

Javed Hassan While national security of Pakistan is inextricably linked to its military preparedness, it has other dimensions that relate more to its economic health...

Hangor Day: A Glorious Reminiscence

Hassan Zaib After gaining independence, Pakistan realized that, in order to endure and safeguard . freedom, it ought to attain a strategic wherewithal to thwart...
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